Wood Statuette of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 82 cm high (including the crown); 45.3 cm long (plinth)
Price: 14 000 Euro
Ref: 1192
Provenance: Sotheby’s auction on 31 May 1990, lot 210. Thence in a private collection in Luxembourg.
Condition: A missing part at the back, the right side of the plinth only with some color remains. All in all an expressive wood statuette in a large size.
Description: Mummiform statuette of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris with rich color remains and gilt. The god still stands on his rectangular original plinth, he wears the tripartite wig with the Atef crown, the circular sun disk rising above. Left and right thereof the double feathers are depicted in lines, below on both sides horizontally protruding ram’s horns. The finely worked face gilt. The statuette wears around the neck the collar (Usekh collar), below a vertical inscription in one column. The basis with three in parallel running columns with hieroglyphs, describing a long offering phrase and various gods. Around the plinth on the sides an encircling frieze with Ankh symbols (the sign for eternity) alternating with two Was sceptres arranged in opposite directions. Below the right shoulder of the statue an ancient repair with tenons.